Jose Armijo

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Jose (Joe) L. Armijo

Jose (Joe) L. Armijo, 91, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2018. He was surrounded by his family. He was born on

February 9, 1927, in Corrales, NM, and was a life-long resident of Corrales. He was a WWII veteran, having served in Italy with the 88th Infantry Division, and a member of American

Legion Post 69.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Armijo; son, Paul Armijo; grandchildren, Andrew Telles, Lelen Armijo,

Michael Armijo, Lynnette Montano, Sarah Archuleta, Carlos Armijo, Steven Armijo, April Mathews,

Anthony Armijo; and 15 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mary; sons, Leonard and Eugene; mother and father, Ester and Arsenio; sisters, Fita Leal and husband Valentine, Lori Trujillo and husband Joe, Frazie Romero and husband Frank, and Henriquetta Armijo; brothers, Gilbert and Albert; and great-grandchildren, Logan and Lucas Armijo.

Joe was the sole owner of the Valley Barber Shop on North Fourth Street for over 63 years and enjoyed taking care of his customers. He recently retired in September of 2017. As he would say, "too many


Joe had the gift of gab and always found some connection to everyone he met. We love and will continue using his "sayings" which were part of his quick wit, wisdom, and great sense of

humor. He didn't always have a filter in choosing his words; he could be brutally honest to a fault, and you were either offended or just smiled and laughed. He always had words of "Joe" wisdom and offered advice which was generally spot on.

He loved his garden, fruit trees, and grape vines and enjoyed sharing the "fruits" of his labor. He was always generous and willing to help anyone in need. He was a hard worker; no grass would ever grow under his feet. Not even a broken wrist would slow him down. For decades, Joe cut and chopped his own wood. He would build a big, roaring fire to warm everyone up even though everyone was sweating. He will be greatly missed!

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at San Ysidro Church in Corrales. Rosary will be at 9:00 a.m., followed by Mass at 10:00 a.m., with a reception immediately after. Joe will also be laid to rest at 3:00

p.m. at the Santa Fe

National Cemetery.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from May 4 to May 6, 2018
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